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EMS career options

deadstick

Well-Known Member
#21
More often than not with EMS the flights wind up at the evening hour and go through the backside of the dial. Ever notice how we start getting busy right near hospital's shift change?
or Friday afternoon between 3-4p. The attending is on call that weekend and doesn’t really want to come in.

There really is no rhyme or reason. When I was at a community-based op, the night shift usually flew more. Now at the hospital-based one, the day shift does. Then again, we have done 3 flights in one night.
 
#28
The whole reason I'm looking at the job is that it is where I live, so no commuting. There is a long enough call out (30 mins) that I don't have to stay at the airport, either. I have been told that getting called right about when you are falling asleep is not at all uncommon.
I'm still uncertain how difficult it would be to have to be on call so much, it's not something I've ever had to do before. I'm also wondering what if any good jobs can be found with a lot of 135 twin turbine PIC time vs the obvious 121 path.
 

Roger Roger

Paid to sleep, fly for fun
#30
The whole reason I'm looking at the job is that it is where I live, so no commuting. There is a long enough call out (30 mins) that I don't have to stay at the airport, either. I have been told that getting called right about when you are falling asleep is not at all uncommon.
I'm still uncertain how difficult it would be to have to be on call so much, it's not something I've ever had to do before. I'm also wondering what if any good jobs can be found with a lot of 135 twin turbine PIC time vs the obvious 121 path.
How much is “on call so much”?
 

tlove482

Well-Known Member
#32
I'd consider myself "made it". 4/4 schedule in a large City so the qol is good. Pay is the only thing lacking but I'm happy with it. I don't have to make majors money to have a good life. BUT I am not a stereotypical pilot either. I don't drink and I relate more to the med crews than the other pilots.